Any student who believes that his/her Education Records contain information that is inaccurate or misleading or is otherwise in violation of his/her privacy or other rights may discuss his/her concerns informally with the University Registrar. If the student's request is deemed appropriate after review by the specified area/department, the Education Records shall be amended and the student shall be notified in writing of the amendment. If the decision is not in agreement, the student shall be notified within 30 calendar days that the Education Records will not be amended and the student shall be notified by the University Registrar of the student's right to a hearing.
Student requests for a formal hearing must be made in writing within 15 calendar days after receipt of the notice from the University Registrar. Within 10 calendar days after receipt of the written request the Vice President for University Services shall notify the student of the date, time and place of the hearing which shall not be held sooner than 20 calendar days after issuance of said notice.
The student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issue(s) raised. If the student desires, he/she may be assisted or represented at the hearing by one or more persons of his/her choice, including an attorney, at the student's expense.
The hearing shall be conducted by a person (or persons) designated by the President who does not have a direct interest in the outcome of the hearing. The decision of the hearing officer or panel shall be final, shall be based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing, and shall be in writing, summarizing the evidence and stating the findings of fact and conclusions which support the decision. The written report shall be mailed to the student and any concerned party no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the hearing.
If the hearing officer or panel determines that the Education Records at issue are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student, the Education Records shall be amended in accordance with the decision and the student shall be so informed in writing.
If the hearing officer or panel determines that the Education Records at issue are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the privacy or other rights of the student, the student may place in the Education Records a statement commenting on the information in the Education Records, or a statement setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the decision of the hearing officer or panel. The statement shall be placed in the Education Records and shall be maintained as part of the Education Records so long as the Education Records are maintained and shall be disclosed whenever the Education Records in question are disclosed. Note: Rights of challenge cannot be used to question substantive educational judgments which are correctly recorded (e.g., course grades with which the student disagrees).
Note: Rights of challenge cannot be used to question substantive educational judgements which are correctly recorded (e.g., course grades with which the student disagrees).
A student who believes that the determination made concerning his/her challenge was unfair or not in keeping with the provisions of this Policy or the Act may request, in writing, assistance from the President of Regis University to aid him/her in filing a complaint with the Family Policy and Regulations Office, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.